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Meychan Performs High Card Anime's Ending Theme Song

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Teaser video previews song "Squad!"

The staff of the poker-themed High Card multimedia project announced on Thursday that Meychan will perform the ending theme song "Squad!" Meychan posted a teaser video previewing the song on Twitter:

The anime will premiere on the AT-X channel on January 9 at 8:00 p.m. (6:00 a.m. EST), and it will also run on Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and BS11.

The cast includes:

  • Gen Sato as Finn Oldman
  • Toshiki Masuda as Chris Redgrave
  • Shun Horie as Leo Constantine Pinochle
  • Haruka Shiraishi as Wendy Satō
  • Yuichiro Umehara as Vijay Kumar Singh
  • Kazuhiro Yamaji as Bernard Symons
  • Daisuke Ono as Theodore Constantine Pinochle
  • Nobunaga Shimazaki as Owen Alldays
  • Toshihiko Seki as Norman Kingstadt
  • Shunsuke Takeuchi as Brist Blitz Broadhurst
  • Mie Sonozaki as Brandy Blumenthal
  • Tomokazu Seki as Ban Klondike
  • Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Tilt
  • Chiharu Sawashiro as Bobby Ball
  • Toshiyuki Morikawa as Greg Young
  • Rie Takahashi as Sugar Peas

Kadokawa describes the story:

After discovering that his orphanage was on the brink of closing due to financial stress, Finn, who was living freely on the streets, set out for a casino with the aim of making a fortune. However, nothing could have prepared Finn for the nightmare that was awaiting him. Once there, Finn encountered a car chase and bloody shootout caused by a man's “lucky” card.

Finn will eventually learn what the shootout was about. The world order can be controlled by a set of 52 X-Playing cards with the power to bestow different superhuman powers and abilities to the ones that possess them. With these cards, people can access the hidden power of the “buddy” that can be found within themselves.

There is a secret group of players called High Card, who have been directly ordered by the king of Fourland to collect the cards that have been scattered throughout the kingdom, while moonlighting as employees of the luxury car maker Pinochle. Scouted to become the group's fifth member, Finn soon joins the players on a dangerous mission to find these cards.

"All you need in life are manners, dignity, and the will to bet on your own life."

However, Who's Who, the rival car maker obsessed with defeating Pinochle, and the Klondikes, the infamous Mafia family, stand in the way of the gang.

A frenzied battle amongst these card obsessed players, fueled by justice, desire, and revenge, is about to begin!

Are you ready?

It's Showdown!!

Publisher TMS, author Homura Kawamoto (Kakegurui franchise), his younger brother Hikaru Muno (Kakegurui novel) are credited with the original work, and Ebimo is credited as the original character designer.

The anime's staff members are:

  • Director: Junichi Wada (The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan, Caligula, Sakugan)
  • Series Composition:Naoki Kuroyanagi
  • Scripts: Kenichi Yamashita, Kazuhiko Inukai, Shingo Nagai
  • Character Design: Nozomi Kawano (Radiant)
  • Chief Animation Supervisor:Nozomi Kawano, Haruna Nagata
  • Color Key Artist: Yumi Nagi
  • Art Directors: Minoru Ōnishi, Taigorō Suzuki
  • CG Director: Masafumi Uchiyama
  • Editor: Rie Ito
  • Compositing Director of Photography: Tomoyuki Kunii
  • Action Animation Directors/Key Animators: Shunpei Mochizuki, Junichi Hayama
  • Effects Animation Director: Takashi Hashimoto
  • Sound Director: Shōko Hata
  • Sound Effects: Hiromune Kurahashi
  • Music: Ryo Takahashi
  • Card Design: Balcolony.
  • Concept Art: Reoen (Flat Studio)
  • Animation Production: Studio Hibari
  • Production: TMS Entertainment

The band FIVE NEW OLD performs the anime's opening theme song "Trickster."

The project shipped its first drama CD volume on December 3. Publisher Kadokawa, anime studio TMS Entertainment, and entertainment company Sammy Corporation are presenting the poker-themed project. The companies previously revealed that the project will include anime, manga, and novels.

The High Card -♢9 No Mercy manga launched on Square Enix's Manga Up! service on August 31. The project's original character designer Ebimo draws the manga.

Kawamoto and Muno also worked on the Build Dive -#00000 (Code Black)- television anime together as part of the Build Divide multimedia project with media company Aniplex, card game design company Yūhodō, and animation studio LIDEN FILMS.

Source: Press release

Disclosure: As of November 1, 2022, Kadokawa World Entertainment (KWE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kadokawa Corporation, has agreed to acquire majority control of Anime News Network. One or more of the companies mentioned in this article are part of the Kadokawa Group of Companies.

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